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Gangs, Guns, & Violence Documentary


Gangs, Guns, & Violence Documentary

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This is a documentary about gangs in Stanislaus County.  This 30-minute video includes interviews with police, local leaders, prosecurors, an ex-gang member and a secondary victim.  Some of the images are a little graphic as they show victims of gang violence.  The video does include a number of social theories (social disorganization, differential association, social learning, strain & subculture) that explain violence and makes a good discussion after viewing.  I use in... More
Material Type: Case Study
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: August 09, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 18, 2011



Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: It takes a few minutes to download.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Dr. Margaret Choka
3 years ago

Dr. Margaret Choka (Faculty)

This is a great video for those teaching criminology and or general sociology courses.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes